Signs of AgingAs people grow older, certain signs of aging can begin to reveal that age is more than “just a number.” Characteristics like wrinkles, age spots, and sagging skin develop as a result of two primary factors: sun exposure and collagen reduction.
Sun damage, accrued over years of exposure to the sun and damaging ultra violet rays, can leave skin with uneven pigmentation and wrinkling. Collagen reduction occurs naturally over time, as skin’s underlying structures begin to weaken, leading to sagging and loss of youthful volume.
Goals of Skin RejuvenationSkin rejuvenation procedures seek to achieve one or more of the following:
• Reduce or remove wrinkles
• Remove or lighten sun spots
• Tighten loose skin
• Improve skin tone and color
• Eliminate damaged, visible blood vessels
The variety of procedures available today provides you with choices when it comes to your treatment. Many treatments take only a few minutes to perform, and require little to no recovery time. Other options may be slightly more invasive, but can deliver results that you can enjoy for months to years post-treatment.
Skin Rejuvenation OptionsA benefit of skin rejuvenation treatments is that they are usually performed in a cosmetic dermatologist or skin care professional’s office, adding to your convenience and helping to reduce costs.
The particular treatment that your skin care specialist recommends for you will depend on a variety of factors, including your age, skin condition, desired recovery time, and the concerns you wish to address. In some cases, a combination of treatments may be recommended to provide the optimal results. This ability to customize an ideal treatment plan is another benefit of skin rejuvenation.
This list represents the general categories of treatments that can be used for skin rejuvenation:
• Chemical Peels
• Dermabrasion and Microdermabrasion
• Dermal Fillers and Botulinum Rejuvenation (BOTOX ® )
• Laser and Light Resurfacing
• Neck and Jowl Treatments
• Photodynamic Therapy
• Radiofrequency Technologies
• Surgical Excision
• Topical Products
• Tumescent Liposuction
If you want to know more about the benefits these procedures and would like to learn about how they can help you achieve younger-looking skin, contact a skin care professional in your area.